Question about Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer
I am not sure about Kenmore model but machine is similar to picture of model #43142. No manual is available. For renovation purposes this machine was recently pulled out from original location but no changes to connections, etc, have been made. This is the first use since it was moved.
The washing machine is control locked.
Try following the instructions here:The front light lit on my Whirlpool
I wrote this instructions for Whirlpool, but they apply to your Kenmore washing machines and dryer because this Kenmore was built from Whirlpool (Kenmore does not build its own appliances).
If the instructions in the article do not work,e problem may have been made worse by the presence of water in the tub. In that case try the following.
Trip circuit breaker or disconnect power cord.
Connect back and start a short cycle, allowing water to drain.
If machine is still locked perform procedure in the article again.
Posted on May 09, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the door motor for proper resistance. To check the resistance, disconnect the electrical supply from the washer and remove the wire harness from the motor terminals and place ohm meter probes on it. The motor should have a resistance of approximately 1900 ohms at room temperature. The machine control monitors the door lock mechanism to ensure the door is locked. This is done through the door lock enable switch. During "lock mode," the shaft of the door lock mechanism is pressed forward by the door lock motor, and the shaft presses in the button of the door lock enable switch. If the machine control board sees the switch open during the spin cycle, the machine control board will automatically shut the washer off. This is caused by a weak spring in the door lock motor. Replace the complete door lock mechanism. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
Posted on May 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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